Hi, does anyone out there know about the disadvanages of tightrope?
I had an opperation in December for ankle syndesmosis, a double tightrope system was used with carbon fiber.
I came out of plaster in March and had 6 weeks of physio, after initial improvement I reached a plateau. The physio sent me back to the consultant who gave me a steroid injection (4 weeks ago). This has not made any difference and my ankle is in fact increasing in pain, I am now limping again.
I go back to see the consultant next week to see what else he can try.
It has been suggested to me that I should ask to get the tightrope removed as long term they can cause problems, does anyone have any experience of this?
I have also been told that joining the tib and fib is a bad idea as it prevents natural movement and causes problems over time.
Any help would be appreciated, I feel like 6 months on I am back to where I started